Classic drama which details the Great Plains during the Depression. With Cinematography by Leo Hurwitz, Ralph Steiner, Paul Ivano and Paul Strand. Selected for the 1999 National Film Registry of "artistically, culturally, and socially significant" films. ( 7 reviews ) Topic: Great Depression (1930s)
byAudio Productions, Inc. in collaboration with National Industrial Council
Produced to convince Depression-weary Americans that new frontiers still lay ahead. Excellent compilation of stock shots of 1930s-era manufacturing, research laboratories and industry. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Great Depression (1930s), Manufacturing, Manifest Destiny
byEducational Film Institute of New York University and Documentary Film Producers, Inc.
Social documentary showing the damage visited on the people of a Pennsylvania steel town by the deployment of new technology. Director: Willard Van Dyke. Script: Spencer Pollard, Willard Van Dyke. Photography: Roger Barlow and Bob Churchill. Music: Marc Blitzstein. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Labor: Unemployment, Great Depression (1930s), Occupations: Steelworkers
Contents. A plea for community planning, which contrasts the awesome conditions of human living in a modern industrial city with (1) the serenity of life in an eighteenth-century New England village and (2) the architect's and engineer's concept of the model community, as typified by the federal government's resettlement experiment at Greenbelt, Maryland, and the privately developed one at Radburn, New Jersey. Life in the New England village of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: City planning, Urban planning, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1930s, Great Depression, Shirley Center, Mass.,...